For the past 30 years, Onne has traveled between tropical destinations and icy reaches of the globe in search of breathtaking photo opportunities. He mixes scenes from the nautical world with dramatic backdrops to create his award winning images. Formerly a professional yacht racer, Onne (pronounced On-ah) found his passion for photography while competing in the Whitbread Around the World Race as a member of the Dutch team’s famous entry, Flyer. Using every opportunity to capture on film the incredible action of racing on the open oceans, he specialized in dangling high atop a mast some 100 feet above the rising swell. It was this dramatic work that launched his successful marine photography career. These days, Onne prefers to chase light and beautiful scenery found in picturesque coves, action packed regattas, and bustling nautical towns around the world, including his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island.
Photo Credits: Onne van der Wal
Tenley, Onne’s wife and a former interior designer, has a flair for arranging collections of Onne’s prints for home, office, hotel or public installation and is often on hand to lend her expertise to your artwork selection. With photographs spanning his 30 years of shooting, there is something for everyone in his collection, which features nautical details, beaches and boats, harbors, regattas, coastal scenes and landscapes.
A percentage of sale proceeds benefit the MLK Community Center of Newport.
In partnership with Newport Curates & Jessica Hagen Fine Art